SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding victims rise to over 8 million people with over 500 losing their lives to the disaster. Tens of thousands of animals have also perished and those who survived the torrential flooding now struggle each day.
Phase I of the IFAW Emergency Relief Program managed by our local partner Ravi Foundation reached over 15,000 small and large animals in dire need of medical care, feed blocks, and clean water. The program focused on the worst hit area in the lowlands of Sindh province along the coast. Here alone there are over 250,000 people in relief camps.
As response efforts turn into recovery efforts across Pakistan, IFAW provided funds for Phase II to bring much needed nutritional feed called ‘Wanda’ to thousands of animals. In the Punjab province alone over a half million acres of crops are destroyed as a result of the flooding which translates to the most basic of needs being unmet for animals.
IFAW and Ravi Foundation are making a difference for those affected by flooding in Pakistan by reaching those less fortunate with hope and sustenance.